The Basics

Examples of Simple Queries

Here are some examples of how to write some simple queries. Examples for more complex queries can be found lower in this page.

Fields You Can Search On

You can specify any of these fields like field:value in the search box, to search on them. You can also abbreviate the field name, as long as your abbreviation matches only one field name. So, for example, searching on stat:VERIFIED will find all issues in the VERIFIED status. Some fields have multiple names, and you can use any of those names to search for them.

For custom fields, they can be used and abbreviated based on the part of their name after the cf_ if you'd like, in addition to their standard name starting with cf_. So for example, cf_bug_type can be referred to as bug_type, also. However, if this causes a conflict between the standard Bugzilla field names and the custom field names, the standard field names always take precedence.

Field Field Name(s) For Search
%Complete percentage_complete
Alias alias
Assignee assigned_toassigneeowner
Assignee Real Name assigned_to_realname
Attachment data attachmentdataattachdata
Attachment description attachmentdescattachmentattachdesc
Attachment mime type attachmentmimetypeattachmimetype
Blocks blocked
CC cc
Changed delta_ts
Classification classification
Comment descriptionlongdesccomment
Comment Tag comment_tag
Commenter commenter
Component component
Content content
Creation date creation_ts
Days since issue changed days_elapsed
Deadline deadline
Depends on dependson
Developer Difficulty cf_fix_difficulty
Ever confirmed everconfirmed
Flag Requestee requestee
Flag Setter setter
Flags flag
Group group
Hardware platform
Hours Left remaining_time
Hours Worked work_time
Issue ID bug_id
Issue Type cf_bug_type
Keywords keywordskw
Last Visit last_visit_ts
Latest Confirmation in cf_lastconfirmedver
Orig. Est. estimated_time
OS op_sysos
Personal Tags tag
Priority priority
Product product
QA Contact qa_contact
QA Contact Real Name qa_contact_realname
Reporter reporter
Reporter Real Name reporter_realname
Resolution resolution
See Also see_also
Severity severity
Status status
Summary short_descsummary
Target Milestone target_milestonemilestone
Time Since Assignee Touched owner_idle_time
URL url
Version version
Votes votes
Whiteboard whiteboardsw

Advanced Features

Advanced Shortcuts

In addition to using field names to search specific fields, there are certain characters or words that you can use as a "shortcut" for searching certain fields:

Field Shortcut(s)
Status Make the first word of your search the name of any status, or even an abbreviation of any status, and issues in that status will be searched. ALL is a special shortcut that means "all statuses". OPEN is a special shortcut that means "all open statuses".
Resolution Make the first word of your search the name of any resolution, or even an abbreviation of any resolution, and issues with that resolution will be searched. For example, making FIX the first word of your search will find all issues with a resolution of FIXED .
Priority "P1" (as a word anywhere in the search) means "find issues with the highest priority. "P2" means the second-highest priority, and so on.

Searching for "P1-3" will find issues in any of the three highest priorities, and so on.

Assignee @value
Product or Component :value
Keywords !value
Flags flag?requestee
Comment or Summary #value

Examples of Complex Queries

It is pretty easy to write rather complex queries without too much effort. For very complex queries, you have to use the Advanced Search form.